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  • [2] pp. Bifolium, rectos only. 9 x 11.25 inches. Contemporary copy on Kent Mills Packet Post Emboss blue paper, with emboss on first leaf removed, exposing the second. (1) An Act Making appropriations for the support of three thousand men for twelve months to be called into service at Charleston South Carolina under the third and fourth sections of an Act of the Congress 'To raise provisional Forces for the Confederate States of America and for other purposes'. Approved March 11, 1861. (2) A Resolution, In regard to the military expenditures made by the State of South Carolina. Approved May 10, 1861 (3) An Act to raise provisional forces for the Confederate States of America and for other purposes'." Approved February 28, 1861. Very good, extremities worn, torm along folds, light soiling and browning, oval patch reomved from top cormer.

  • Seller image for Confederate soldier's February 1, 1862 reply to Mr. E Ward, Rock Island, Tennessee while camped at Pocotaligo, near Yemassee South Carolina for sale by Americana Books ABAA

    Letter. Condition: Good. Letter. Approx. 8" x 5". 3 pages of manuscript. No envelope or stampless mark on the paper. Paper has three folds. Paper is in very good condition with light edge wear to a couple of spots. The following transcription is a best guess. The legibility of letter is difficult to transcribe and some words are omitted and other words spelled as they appear. Pocotaligo Feb 1 1862 Mr E Ward Rock Island Tenn Dear Sir, I find myself seated with yours of January 19th before me. I was very glad to hear from you I had wrote four? letters to you and heard from you once in the time I dont think that you ought to quit? writeing to us if I do belong to Jeff Davis traveling hog? hay? stealing 16th regiment I want you to write to me start your letter and I will get them for they will fallaw? ? ? ten us and we will get them. I have had your letter for several days, but I did not have the chance to answer it E We have to stand Pickett Cal Ful? and Savages Regiments take it times a ? we go have ? and stand twelve days and then they stand twelve days. We have to go about twelve milds (miles) from the camps to stand. Darien is? the Part Rail river and the yankees an on the Island of the same name I stand in sight of plenty of the damn yankees. We was ? yesterday and came to camps last night. We expect to have a fight hear with the yankees before long for there is plenty of yankees hear. You wanted to know about the fight that was hear on New Years day our regiment was not in it. We ? it for ten mild (mile) but it was over before we got thear. Wen we say our men we men (mean) the Dixaboys ?, the yankees killed our men and we killed some of there and made them take ? again. We would nat have lost any men at all if our men had nat were two brave and run there up under the canans at the yankees and they Burned them and killed some men. I want you to write to me as soon as you get this (gets to hand) Tell Nancy that I am as fit as she ever saw me. E I get same good letter from my mama. This leaves me in good health. I remain yours till ? N.B. Hamrick. The Battle Mr. Hamerick? referenced in this letter January 1st, 1862 was probably part of the Union Army's Port Royal campaign. A battle took place along the Coosaw River near the Port Royal Ferry in Beaufort County, South Carolina. From the Beaufort County Library: In late December 1861 the Union forces recognized that the Confederates recently removed to the mainland had been building batteries along the Coosaw River near the Port Royal Ferry. Union Commanding General I.I. Stevens ordered components of the 8th Michigan Infantry, 47th and 48th New York Infantries, 1st New York Engineers, and the 50th Pennsylvania to destroy the Confederate breastworks, capture the guns, and force the retreat of some companies of the 12th South Carolina Infantry into the interior of Beaufort District. The Union forces accomplished their mission on New Year's Day, January 1, 1862 with minimal casualties. The first Battle of Pocotaligo took place May 28th, 1862. The Union army goal was to tear up the railroad between Charleston and Savannah. The second Battle of Pocotaligo took place October 22, 1862. In the first battle the Union moved to destroy a bridge and having reached their objective retreated back to Hilton Head. both armies suffered a few casualties. In the second Battle the Union's goal was again to tear up the Railroad between Savannah and Charleston. After pushing the Confederates back to Pocotaligo the Union initiative stalled and the Union army retreated before nightfall. An interesting side note on the future fate of N. B. Hamerick(sp?) during the War comes from articles collected in The Spencer Times and the Sparta Exhibitor titled "Recollections of the War From Carroll H. Clark" (Transcribed with all the commas, dashes and lack of capitalization from Memorial and Biographical Record of the Cumberland Region, An Illustrated Compendium of Biography. Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Chicago, 1898. pp.253 and 254). Carroll Clark was from McMinnville, Tennessee. In one of the several articles Clark makes a reference to a "N. B. Hamerick(sp?)" possibly the same soldier who wrote this letter. An excerpt from article 25 ".I have left untouched, very many interesting events, for instance the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee in which many brave commanders and soldiers were killed, of whom was Genl. Cleburne, Genl. Carter and others. My dear friend and schoolmate, N. B. Hamrick (?) was killed there. His father and family lived out two miles from here at the place now called the Hill place, on the road to Farris Griffiths. N.B. had three brothers in the war and all came through alive. The family came from North Carolina a few years before the war, and it has been said, brought the first yellow horse to this country. I yet remember the names of the whole family, as follows: Uncle Billy, Aunt Polly, Jeroam, Napoleon Bonapart (killed at Franklin), Jereboam, Zorobabel, Doctor Cortez and Don Pedro were the boys and two girls named Martha Salena, and Mary Boston. All except Jeroam were my schoolmates." This letter was addressed to Mr. Ward in Rock Island Tennessee. Carroll Clark's war reminiscences was written in Tennessee. It is possible this is the same N. P. (Napoleon Bonaparte) Hamerick(sp?) who wrote the letter that was later killed at the Battle of Franklin in 1864. Information found regarding casualties at Franklin include variant spelling in the last name. A listing from the Civil War Talk web site states "1st Sgt. Napoleon B. Hambrick Co. I Killed." Another site Home dot Freeuk dot com lists "Sgt NapoleonBonaparteHa(n)m(b)rick".

  • South Carolina]: [Civil War]: Saxton, Rufus, Brig. Gen.

    Published by [N.p., likely Beaufort, S.C., 1863

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    3pp. Single folded sheet. Soft vertical center crease, light wrinkling. Clean and very good. An interesting circular written by Union Brigadier General Rufus Saxton, and printed on a military field press, laying out the procedures for prosecuting "all disputes and criminal matters which may arise on the plantations" under his authority. At the time he issued this decree, Saxton was the military governor of the Department of the South. Later, during his term, Saxton would direct the recruitment of the first regiments of black soldiers to serve in the Union Army. The present circular sought to "promote peace and good order among the residents upon Plantations in this Department." Perhaps bringing order and justice to the plantations was Saxton's first step towards recruiting the slaves on those plantations to fight against their captors. Rare, with no results at all in OCLC.

  • Lithographic broadside, 33 x 26 inches. Mild creasing, toning, and spotting. Very minor repaired marginal tears, small chip in lower left corner. Near fine. Matted and framed. The very rare lithographic facsimile of the South Carolina Act of Secession, which precipitated the beginning of the Civil War and is thus one of the earliest Confederate imprints. One of only 200 copies printed, this copy was found among the papers of William Dunlap Simpson, a prominent South Carolina legislator and governor. Simpson was a lawyer who served two terms in the South Carolina House of Representatives and one in the state Senate. He acted as a lieutenant colonel during the Civil War and was a delegate to the Confederate State House in 1863. After the Civil War, Simpson was elected lieutenant governor, then governor for a brief time before serving ten years as chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court. This large format, contemporary engraving of the original engrossed and signed manuscript document presents the Act of Secession as it was passed and signed in the South Carolina State House. It was so faithfully executed that it also reproduces the ink blots present on the original document. The document features the text of the secession ordinance and the signatures of D.F. Jamison, president of the Convention, and 169 delegates to the Secession Convention called by Gov. Francis W. Pickens. The historic resolution, which revoked South Carolina's ratification of the United States Constitution, was largely the work of Robert Barnwell Rhett, editor of the CHARLESTON MERCURY, which printed a well-known secession broadside of its own, proclaiming: "The Union Is Dissolved!" The secession resolution was passed unanimously at 1:15 p.m. on December 20, after which Jamison said, "The Ordinance of Secession has been signed and ratified, and I proclaim the State of South Carolina an Independent Commonwealth." Shortly after passage of the ordinance Evans & Cogswell, printers to the convention, were asked to prepare a copy for use by the members. The convention reconvened in March 1861 to address issues related to the coming war. According to the report of Paul Quattlebaum, Chairman of the Committee on Printing, published as an appendix to the March 28, 1861 entry in the JOURNAL OF THE CONVENTION OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, the printing was "in a style creditable to the art; and by a careful comparison with the original, the Committee find it to bear a very notable similarity to it." The convention delegates immediately authorized Evans & Cogswell to print 200 lithographic copies of the Ordinance, to be distributed at the direction of D.F. Jamison. Evans & Cogswell likely printed the 200 copies, including the present copy, in the days that followed, and probably before the Battle of Fort Sumter on April 12. The copies were then most likely distributed to the convention delegates and other prominent state officials, such as William Dunlap Simpson. An exceedingly rare and important Civil War document, once belonging to a South Carolina governor and Civil War officer, with only eleven copies known in institutions, according to Parrish & Willingham, and even fewer in auction records. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 3794. CRANDALL 1887. SABIN 87444. JOURNAL OF THE CONVENTION OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, pp.204, 543.